SDSU Research Foundation offers paid bereavement leave to most full-time and part-time employees after the loss of an immediate family member or member of their household. An employee may be granted up to 5-days of paid bereavement leave per event to be taken within a 12-month period to handle matters related to death and grieving. If an employee is part time, bereavement leave will be based upon the employee’s schedule.
Immediate family is defined as the employee’s
- Spouse or Domestic Partner (DP),
- Parents (including step-parents, foster parents, parents-in-law and DP’s parents),
- Grandparents, Grandchildren,
- Children (including step-children, adopted children, foster children, DP's children and children for whom the employee has parent responsibilities), and
- A relative or friend who resides with the employee.
Temporary casual employees and student employees may be eligible for up to 5 days unpaid bereavement leave if they have been employed for at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the leave and may elect to use any accrued sick time.
If additional time is needed beyond 5 days, the employee may request from their supervisor to use accrued vacation, sick time, personal holiday time, or to request an unpaid leave of absence.
Employees are required to notify their supervisor of the need for bereavement leave and may be asked to provide documentation to SDSURF Human Resources.
Bereavement pay is calculated based on the base pay rate at the time of the need for leave and does not include any special forms of compensation, such as incentives, commissions, bonuses, overtime, or shift differentials.